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Orsha District Executive Committee
1 June 2022

Lukashenko: Belarus needs to learn to counter propaganda

Belarus needs to learn to counter the propaganda that has been unleashed against the country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a session on the information policy in Minsk on 31 May, BelTA has learned.

"Any war, primarily a hybrid war, is a struggle for the minds of people. We have to protect our people. The question is how. This is what we are going to discuss today. This is very important that we learn to conduct counter-propaganda, as it was called in the Soviet Union," the president said. “I support this idea. We should not be afraid of the word ‘propaganda'. We propagandize the best, we advocate the best. Previously, there were departments of propaganda from the Central Committee of the Communist Party down to district committees. They promoted our own way of life, all the best things as we understood them then."

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, these things still remain in place, primarily in the West. "They mock us by calling us 'propagandists'. Why do they mock us? To confuse us. Therefore, there is nothing wrong if we promote our way of life, our values and propagandize them. But we must also learn how to craft counter narratives against the propaganda that has been unleashed against us. We need to develop mechanisms of counteraction, countermeasures," the Belarusian leader emphasized.

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